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Neighborhood Italian Rest.

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Lately, I have been teaching almost every Friday night and Saturday lunch classes..with a random class or two during the week.


After the class on Saturday, I'm pretty tired of cooking as well as standing on my feet so I head to my favorite little Italian restaurant in the neighborhood.  I get there in just enough time to have a really nice dinner and then make it to Saturday night Church service.


Because I am half Italian and have worked in a fine dining Italian restaurant for many years, I'm very, very particular about my Italian food!!


 


This is my version of a dinner I had recently at my little restaurant and the first time I ordered a dish that did not have their famous Red Gravy on it!!LOL  I made this for the Newlyweds last night and they were raving about it...enjoy!!


Veal or Chicken Breast Carmello


Chiqui Collier


 


6-8 Veal Cutlets or Chicken Breast Cutlets, pounded thin


 


All purpose flour for dredging


2 beaten eggs & 1 ½ cups milk (or water)


6 Cups Fine French Bread Crumbs mixed with 1 cup Parmesan or Romano Cheese


 


Season cutlets with a little salt and lemon-pepper.  Dredge in flour, then in egg wash, then cover with breadcrumbs.  Fry in a non-stick skillet with a combination of vegetable oil and olive oil until a golden brown.  Drain on paper towels, place on a heat-proof platter and season immediately with a little extra cheese.  Keep warm in a low heated oven.


 


Sauce:


 


1 Stick unsalted butter


1 bunch of thinly sliced Green onions (white and green parts)


8 oz. of thinly sliced White Mushrooms


 


2 cloves finely minced fresh garlic


1 pound medium peeled and de-veined Shrimp


1 can quartered artichoke hearts, well-drained (optional)


 


1 ½-2 Cups Heavy Cream


Juice of one fresh Lemon


Salt & Lemon-pepper to taste


 


In a large non-stick skillet, melt butter and sauté green onions and mushrooms for 3 minutes.  Stir in garlic and shrimp and cook 2 minutes more.  Add all remaining ingredients and cook 2 minutes more.  Taste and correct seasoning.


 


Pour sauce over warm meat and serve immediately.


 


Accompany with a dish of Spaghetti topped with Marinara Sauce or an Alfredo Sauce and of course, more cheese!


 


 


 



 




Chiqui from way down yonder in New Orleans


Edited 4/27/2007 9:20 pm by chiquiNO


Edited 4/27/2007 9:21 pm by chiquiNO